For the 2013 Annual Underwater Photography Contest hosted by the University of Miami, more than 650 underwater images were submitted from 23 countries. The “Best Overall Submission” photograph by Kyle McBurnie was shot near San Diego showing a harbor seal looking out from a kelp forest at Cortes Bank.
First place in the “Macro” category of the Underwater Photography Contest, Beth Watson’s photo of an anemone shrimp in the waters off Puerto Galera in the Philippines.
The second place macro picture by Pennsylvania photographer Douglas Good, was this image of an emperor shrimp sat on top of two nudibranch molluscs.
In the third place of “Macro” category, a porcelain crab (Neopetrolisthes maculatus) on an anemone at Pescador Island in the Philippines, by Italy’s Frederica Bambi.
The winner of the first place in the “Fish or Marine Life Portrait” category, a juvenile lionfish by Florida photographer Steven Kovacsis, captured on his camera during a night dive in Roatan, Honduras.
The picture of a male banded jawfish shows off his clutch of eggs at the Blue Heron Bridge in Riviera Beach, by Florida’s Judy Townsend, won third place in the “Fish or Marine Life Portrait” category.
The second place in the “Wide Angle” category, dolphins swiming in a small inlet off Hawaii’s Kona Coast, by New York photographer Joseph Tepper.